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Huguley Memorial Medical Center and Moncrief Cancer Institute Collaborate for Women’s Health Marathon
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Huguley Memorial Medical Center has dedicated the entire day of Tuesday, October 16 to women’s health by planning two important events in collaboration with Moncrief Cancer Institute.

From 8 a.m. until 7 p.m., the Huguley Imaging Department will screen up to 80 uninsured and underinsured women, providing free mammograms with funding from Moncrief Cancer Institute. All mammograms must be booked in advance by calling 1-800-405-7739. Participating women must be 35 years of age or older with no current breast problems or prior breast cancer diagnosis. It must be at least one year since their last mammogram.

“Serving those who cannot otherwise access health care is part of our mission at Huguley,” said Vice President Kent Tucker. “Breast cancer deaths in south Fort Worth and in Johnson County can be reduced significantly through using early detection methods. We must give women the opportunity to find and treat it early.”

“Our goal is to bring breast health screenings closer to home for women in the area,” added Executive Director Lori Drew at Moncrief.   “Through the spirit of cooperation and partnership, Huguley and Moncrief together can save lives.”

In the evening, Huguley’s Ladies First series continues to bring women together for health awareness with a fun shopping event. Titled “Charming Charlie’s Angels,” this entertaining evening will give attendees the opportunity to speak with Chandra Chellappan, M.D., an obstetrician/gynecologist with Huguley Medical Associates. Dr. Chellappan will answer questions on breast, cervical and ovarian cancer.

Charming Charlie is hosting the event from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and is located at 3100 South Hulen Street in Fort Worth. All attendees at “Charming Charlie’s Angels” will receive a discount during their shopping and a Ladies First scarf.  Admission is free but supplies are limited.  Participants should RSVP for the event as soon as possible at 817-568-5480. Refreshments will be provided by Moncrief Cancer Institute.

Women are often the health care decision makers for their families, but sometimes spend more time caring for other people than themselves. Ladies First programs encourage women to put themselves first and are available exclusively at Huguley. Visit www.facebook.com/burlesonladiesfirst for updates on these programs.